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Molecular Ecology Paperback – January 18, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0470090626 ISBN-10: 0470090626 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (January 18, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470090626
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470090626
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.9 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,418,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I recommend this book to academic and research libraries for undergraduate study or as a review for those beginning in the area." (E-STREAMS, September 2007)

"…as an introduction to the basic foundations of molecular ecology, this book will be a valuable resource." (The Quarterly Review of Biology, December 2006)

"This text would be ideal for an undergraduate course in molecular ecology or for a researcher moving into this expanding field…highly recommended." (CHOICE, July 2006)

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Molecular Ecology provides a comprehensive introduction to the many diverse aspects of this subject. The book unites theory with examples from a wide range of taxa in a logical and progressive manner, and its accessible writing style makes subjects such as population genetics and phylogenetics highly comprehensible to its readers.  The first part of the book introduces the essential underpinnings of molecular ecology, starting with a review of genetics and a discussion of the molecular markers that are most frequently used in ecological research. This leads into an overview of population genetics in ecology.   The second half of the book then moves on to specific applications of molecular ecology, covering phylogeography, behavioural ecology and conservation genetics.  The final chapter looks at molecular ecology in a wider context by using a number of case studies that are relevant to various economic and social concerns, including wildlife forensics, agriculture, and overfishing
  • comprehensive overview of the different aspects of molecular ecology
  • attention to both theoretical and applied concerns
  • accessible writing style and logical structure
  • numerous up-to-date examples and references

This will be an invaluable reference for those studying molecular ecology, population genetics, evolutionary biology, conservation genetics and behavioural ecology, as well as researchers working in these fields.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By John Matlock on March 4, 2006
Format: Paperback
The past few years has seen almost explosive growth in the techniques and equipment of gathering molecular genetic data. And with this growth has come the need for readily available material on the subject. This book, intended as a general introduction is suitable for use in an advanced undergraduate class, in an early graduate level course, or for a researcher moving into this area.

The book provides a complete introduction to the field. It discusses the history of the development of the field up until now, and discusses the ways that it is being used today. This is a rapidly changing field, and the book provides for a series of additioal web stites that can be consulted for more recent information.

More than just a 'how to' text, the book gives several examples where the use of molecular ecology has led to a greater understanding of specific areasl
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. O. Dillon on June 8, 2008
Format: Paperback
This work is directed towards graduate students and makes a good text for introductory materials.
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